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WSU Online Residency Applications

Traditional Residency Application

Use this application if you are either financially dependent and a parent lives in Washington or are financially independent and you have established a domicile in Washington. Undergraduate & Professional students must use the online application. This application is open until 9/17/24.

Financially Dependent Students

Financially Independent Students

Residency Affidavit

The Residency Affidavit is the easiest application, if the student is eligible. This application requires that the student live in Washington state for the 12 months prior to attending any Washington college for more than six credits per term.

Other Residency Applications

Military Residency information and application. For students using VA educational benefits or who have a military-affiliation.
American Indian Residency information and application. For students who are members of certain American Indian tribes.

More information about applying for residency

Tuition bill is due & Residency application is still pending

When can I apply for residency?

Obtaining residency for tuition purposes

Graduate Students only: the paper form

About our online applications

WSU is utilizing Smartsheet, a FERPA and HIPAA compliant platform, to securely process your residency application and attached documents. Emails from us may come via Smartsheet; please look in your WSU email spam folder if you have not heard from us. We will email your WSU Email address only.

It is highly recommended that you take the Residency Quiz and read about the different types of residency applications prior to selecting an application. The traditional application is the longest and most difficult application; if you are eligible using the Residency Affidavit, the process is easier.

Residency for Tuition